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ant·hel·min·tic

 (ănt′hĕl-mĭn′tĭk, ăn′thĕl-) also ant·hel·min·thic (-thĭk)
adj.
Acting to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.
n.
An agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms.

[ant(i)- + Greek helmins, helminth-, worm; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]
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anthelmintic

(ˌænθɛlˈmɪntɪk) ,

anthelminthic

or

antihelminthic

n
(Pharmacology) med another name for vermifuge
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ant•hel•min•tic

(ˌænt hɛlˈmɪn tɪk, ˌæn θɛl-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a substance capable of destroying or eliminating parasitic worms, esp. human intestinal helminths.
n.
2. an anthelmintic substance.
[1675–85; ant- + helmint (h) ic]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anthelmintic - a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal wormsanthelmintic - a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
mebendazole - an anthelmintic used to treat hookworm and pinworm and roundworm infestations
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
piperazine - vermifuge used to treat infestations by roundworms or pinworms
Atabrine, mepacrine, quinacrine, quinacrine hydrochloride - a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria
carbon dichloride, ethylene tetrachloride, tetrachlorethylene, tetrachloroethylene - anthelmintic agent used against hookworm and other nematodes
thiabendazole - an antifungal agent and anthelmintic
crystal violet, gentian violet - a green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
Adj.1.anthelmintic - capable of expelling or destroying parasitic wormsanthelmintic - capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"
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Translations

anthelmintic

adj & n antihelmíntico
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* Anthelmintics. All three agents in the benzimidazole class of the anthelmintics are rated pregnancy category C.
In post-war years, graziers have sought to control the parasites with regular dosings of chemical drenches (anthelmintics), most of which kill worms by blocking their metabolism.
Weight is important because dosages, based on weight, must be as exact as possible; with the safety of most modern anthelmintics, it is probably better to slightly overdose than to underdose.
Their titles are: Current trends in agricultural practice; Analytical methodology; Anthelmintics; Antibiotics; Coccidiostats; Growth promoters and hormones; Other contaminants; and legislation.
"Farmers have shown fantastic progress in reducing antibiotics use and we hope we can encourage them to apply the same principles to anthelmintics."
Similarly, studies in Pakistan have revealed widespread occurance of helminthes in our domestic animals and infection rates as high as over 90% are reported (Rhman et al.2009).Interaction of various risk factors influences the prevalence of gastrointestinal nematodes in food animals and include age, sex, season, use of anthelmintics and husbandry or management practices at the farm (Raza et al.
The reduction in number of ova discharged in faeces and improvement in haemato-biochemical parameters has been noticed after administration of anthelmintics and efficacy can be compared by relative decrease in EPGF and also relative improvement in haemato-biochemical parameters (Rao et al., 1995).
They recommend selecting a different class of anthelmintics for the targeted species if the reduction in the percentage suggests resistance.
The comparative efficacy of four anthelmintics against a natural acquired Fasciola hepatica infection in hill sheep flock in the west of Ireland.
The main focus will be on controlling these parasites, use of anthelmintics and the value of farm-specific parasite control plans.